Spidertrax Wheel Spacers Installation Write-Up

If you want to run bigger and wider tires on your Jeep JK Wrangler, you really need to do one of two things. One, buy a set of new wheels with less back spacing or two, install a set of high quality wheel spacers which will effectively reduce the 6.25″ of back spacing that your factory wheels have. Of course, if you are someone who really likes the look of factory wheels and would prefer to keep them or, if you’re on a budget and are trying to build up your JK as economically as possible, installing a set of Spidertrax wheel spacers is the answer for you.Made out of 6061 T6 and anodized blue aluminum for corrosion resistance, Spidertrax wheel spacers are designed to be wheel and hub centric and come with pre-installed wheel studs, lugnuts and Red Loctite. Basically, everything you need for proper installation. And, the best part is, they are very affordable and very easy to install.

Spidertrax Wheel Spacers Installation Write-Up

21 Comments so far

  1. Jeremy Albertson July 27th, 2009 9:33 pm

    How wide are these spacers? Does this compromise axle strength?

  2. joaquin alvarez railton October 21st, 2009 6:14 pm

    hello what is the price?

  3. RobM February 8th, 2010 1:32 pm

    I paid $50 each for these spacers in Jan ‘10 and mine were 1.5 “. Great.

  4. McMike March 6th, 2010 6:35 pm

    Bee-u-te-ful write-up ! Thanks

  5. brian tobey April 9th, 2010 1:39 pm

    would an allignment be needed after intall.?Thanks

  6. Jello June 7th, 2010 1:21 pm

    Doesn’t re-torquing the nets on the spacers at 100 miles break the loc-tite bond?

  7. Max October 14th, 2010 12:06 am

    I need help! I wasnt sure where to write this, thought this would be the most relevant thread…I want to put new tires on my 2010 JK Sahara, and am not sure what size to go with, I have a Teraflex 2.5 inch suspension system so I will have to run a 1 inch or 1.5 inch spacer with my stock rims if i put new tires on them? Should i run my stock rims? or is a new set of rims a better idea? and is a 305 BFG Mud Terrain T/A going to hang out of my stock flares with spacers? I dont want to swap flares but dont want to hang out of my flares by much…

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!



  8. B. J. Adcox January 17th, 2011 11:46 pm

    I have 235X75X15 tires on my 2003 Jeep Wrangler X at this time. If I install 33X11.50X15, will they fit on my rims and will your spacers give me enough room without lifting my vehicle?

  9. B. J. Adcox January 17th, 2011 11:48 pm

    My rims are factor rims that came on the vehicle new.

  10. joe February 22nd, 2011 8:49 am

    Yes, I was wondering that also—- If you re tourqe the nuts on the spacers after 100 miles or so, would that break the loctite grip ??

  11. Jt March 28th, 2011 9:27 pm

    If I run 18in stock wheels w/spidertrax spacers what is the largest tire I can run without rubbing?

  12. Ryan July 22nd, 2011 9:23 pm

    Just ordered my today on lunch. Got email confirming shipment and realized I didn’t Oder two sets! Hope I can catch them tomorrow before they ship!!!!

  13. Jorge November 14th, 2011 2:32 am

    I have a jeep jk Ultd 2010 Sahara edition lifted 3.5″ rubicon express. And I want to install 35″x12.5″xr18 stock wheels. Can you tell me with dimension I need to use these tires with my stock wheels 18″

  14. jorge March 6th, 2012 12:09 am

    I have a jeep jk Ultd 2010 Sahara edition lifted 3.5″ rubicon express. And I want to install 35″x12.5″xr18 stock wheels. Can you tell me what spacer’s thick I need to use these tires with my stock wheels 18″

    answers ASAP please

  15. wayoflife March 6th, 2012 12:47 am

    you’ll want to run 1.5″ spacers

  16. Towboater June 10th, 2012 5:13 pm

    I am getting some 35×12.50 tires and the wheels I’m getting have 4.5″ of back spacing. But it’s still going to be a couple months before I can do the lift, will I be okay putting them on for just around town, or should I just let them sit there till I do the lift?

  17. HoosierWolf January 8th, 2013 10:20 am

    With a 2″ suspension lift and these spacers how big would I be able to comfortably go with tires?

    I think I need a taller garage.

  18. HoosierWolf January 9th, 2013 9:06 am

    Okay I found the height in the newbie JK sticky somehow I had previously missed it. The amount of info on this site is staggering. :)

  19. Jasen January 16th, 2013 3:30 pm

    I stumbled upon this on the ProjectJK site today. I have done alot of questioning and research and from I gather from jeep dealers and friends is to never go over 1.75 spacers with stock parts. The bolts tend to shear off if you decided to off road your Jeep alot. If any of you all disagree please let me know. I get my information from Jeep owners that have had the experience.

  20. wayoflife January 17th, 2013 6:51 pm

    Hard to say for sure being that I’ve never run anything more than 1.5″. No problems with it.

  21. Jordan March 8th, 2013 8:51 am

    I just bought a new 2013 4 dr rubicon. I put a 4 inch sky jacker lift, got xd series addict rims and 35\12.5 inch nitto mud grappler tires. After reading this I’m going to order 1.5 inch spacers. Anything else you would recommend for a new jeeper?

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